About

Timo is co-founder of Playdeo and Ottica, working with games, design, product invention, filmmaking, photography and strategy, most recently working with Google ATAP.

Timo’s design, photography and filmmaking work is about developing and explaining emerging technologies through visual experiments, films, visualisations, speculative products and interfaces. He led the international research project ‘Touch’ investigating physical interaction with everyday objects. He has a Phd in interaction design.

Over 15 years he has directed commercials, animated films, designed exhibitions and urban screens and architected web and mobile applications. Recent exhibitions include MoMA’s ‘Talk to Me‘, Transmediale, Big Bang Data, the V&A’s ‘Power of Making‘, Designs of the year at the Design Museum, Lighthouse, London Transport’s ‘Sense and the City‘, ‘Invisible Fields‘ and ‘Habitar‘ at Laboral in Spain. Timo’s work has been featured widely, examples include TIME, The GuardianWired, HOLO, Icon, Eye, Vice, RIBA, FastCompany, The Economist, and Electric Sheep.

Timo is part of the visiting faculty at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, the Oslo School of Architecture & Design, Umeå Institute of Design, The Institute for Advanced Architecture, the Royal College of Art and the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. Timo has given talks at Reboot, LIFT, PICNIC, IXDA, Design Engaged, Frontiers of Interaction, Design of Understanding, Barcelona Design Week, Oslo LUX, The Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, Web 2.0 Expo, O’Reilly’s Foo Camp and at the Museum of London.

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timo at elasticspace dot com